UK-based filmmaker Danny Cooke, equipped with nothing more than a camera and a radiation dosimeter, spent a week exploring the historic site of a nuclear disaster, Chernobyl and the close abandoned city of Pripyat in a way never seen before… with the use of an airborne video drone. His incredible video, called “Postcards From Pripyat,” gives off a real sense of the scale of this disaster, and the eerie nature of this strangely compelling post apocalyptic landscape. His images moved us to compile a list of some of the most interesting and, frankly creepy pictures of this haunting land.

Gas Masks

If one haunting image could sum up the scale and terror of this tragedy, it’s undoubtedly this one.


Haunted fairgrounds are usually the kind of tacky trope used by Scooby Doo. Here, it’s a stinging reminder of the children effected by the disaster.

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